Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1128: Should Google make its own Netbook?

Rumors are that next year Google will add a netbook to its phone and possibly begin a line of consumer electronics. Is that a good thing for them? We kick around that old football. Also Patrick from France joins us with his distinctly European perspect

Rumors are that next year Google will add a Netbook brand along with its phone branding, and possibly begin a line of consumer electronics. Is that a good thing for Google? We kick around that old football. Also, Patrick from France joins us with his distinctly European perspective and we refrain from insulting each other for once. It's a brave new world!

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EPISODE 1128

Obama administration rolls out $2 billion for broadband
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BG1JZ20091217
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/12/16/2329201/FCCs-New-Broadband-Plan-Prioritizes-Competition

Get ready for the Google branded Chrome OS Netbook
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/17/get-ready-for-the-google-branded-chrome-os-netbook/

Hackers access Predator drones
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126102247889095011.html

Apple working on 3D ‘hyper-reality’ displays
http://www.macrumors.com/2009/12/17/apple-working-on-3d-hyper-reality-displays/

Zune HD Twitter app now live UPDATE: it censors tweets!
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/16/zune-hd-twitter-app-now-live/

Nook hacked with Web browser, Facebook, Twitter apps for starters
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/17/nook-hacked-with-web-browser-facebook-and-twitter-for-starters/

Sony Reader will get NY Post and Dow Jones exclusive content
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=28672

RIM confirms BlackBerry e-mail outage
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10417374-94.html

Dungeons & Dragons For Microsoft Surface has come a long way
http://kotaku.com/5428356/dungeons–dragons-for-microsoft-surface-has-come-a-long-way

Best of 2009 clips show
This year’s Best of 2009 episode is going to be entirely listener submitted. So be a part of this listener created experience: Clip out your favorite moments from any episode published in 2009. Export your clip as an MP3 of at least 128kbp. Email the clip to buzz@cnet.com. Subject: Best of 2009 – Episode ####. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. Please hurry! And with enough people pitching in 2-3 clips, we should end up with an awesome clips show.

VOICE MAIL
Dean in DC on Google Chrome and the EU

Tony on cell radiation

E-MAIL
During the conversation on Wednesday’s show about the LED traffic lights not melting snow, I knew I had heard about that years ago, but couldn’t remember where. After a quick google search, I found this http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=177298 . Evidently Click and Clack talked about that in 2006 — too bad all the guys ordering the LED stop lights didn’t listen to them.

Joe from Wilmington, OH (as seen on 60 Minutes and Rachael Ray!)

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Hey buzz crew. I’m emailing in reference to an email you read in episode 1127 about chrome vs firefox download speeds. I too notice this difference especially when I use the firefox addon down them all. When using down them all I can get speeds that are several times faster than chrome. I keep hoping with the beta release of chrome extensions that down them all will come to chrome but alas no such luck yet. Love the show
Sam in Seattle

 

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